Mitsubishi Motors delivers new batch of electric vehicles to DOE

Japanese gov’t pledges support to reduction of environment pollution in PH

As part of its efforts of limiting CO2 emissions, the Japanese government, through Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC), delivered a new set of new electric vehicles to the Department of Energy (DOE).

In a turnover ceremony that was attended by Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda and the DOE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, the Japanese government handed over four Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), four i-MiEVs (Electric Vehicle), and three Quick EV charger units.

“As a leading EV and PHEV manufacturer, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) together with Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is eager to work with the Philippine Government and the Department of Energy to reduce environmental pollution in the Philippines,” said Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, president and CEO of MMPC.

The electric vehicles and quick EV chargers are part of an agreement between Japan International Cooperation System (JICS) and Sojitz Corporation. This forms part of Japan’s Grant Aid for the introduction of Japanese Advanced Products and Its System (Next Generation Vehicle Package) which aims to contribute to the reduction of environmental pollution in the Philippines caused by greenhouse gas emission.

Under Japan’s Grant Aid program, Quick EV Chargers have already been installed at the Department of Energy, the Office of the President and Department of Science and Technology.